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November 3, 2010 at 9:51 am Leave a comment


State of calamity for the funds of it

“The present situation of our city does not warrant the declaration of a state of calamity,”… Mayor Benjamin Lim.

We laud the City Mayor of Dagupan for not declaring a state of calamity after super typhoon Juan unleashed its strength over the country.

This is a demonstration of a different type of leadership in local governance.

The usual or most common thing a local government unit does after being hit by a typhoon is to declare a state of calamity.

It is only Mayor Lim who said the local government can still continue with its role of providing assistance for its people after typhoon without the necessity of declaring a state of calamity.

True local leadership should have the proper framework of assisting the people before, during and after typhoons

The non-declaration of a state of calamity should not be a hindrance for the local leaders to deliver the necessary assistance to those in need.

“Ang Dagupan ay palaging handa sa mga ganitong kalamidad dahil mayroon tayong proper training. Kung natatandahan ninyo, ang World Health Organization at ang USAID ay pinili ang Dagupan upang sanayin sa mga ganitong paghahanda sa panahon ng kalamidad,” Lim said.

Mayor Lim is aware of the capability of the city in times of need and he believe that there are people who do not need a declaration of state of calamity to be able to deliver public services.

We have been witnesses to local governments who declare a state of calamity for the funds of it.

There are opportunistic local governments who use calamity funds to enrich themselves.

We hope that the new set of barangay leaders will not fall into this category of public servants who enrich themselves in public office.

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